How can I drive new visitors to my free design resource website?
I would like to drive new visitors to my freebie design gallery. I have good design resources on my website..any new ideas on how to start generating traffic?
Social Media, SEO, and PPC are all good ways to get traffic. This depends on the revenue you have and so on. You need to look at the pros and cons for each and how it relates to your business. There is no secret method to getting a lot of traffic to your website. It takes a lot of hard work or a lot of money.
If it is something visual like design, i would try social media platforms like instagram or pinterest. In instagram you can add some hashtags (you know the #word thing) with that you can get traffic from many places in the world if you use them (the hashtags) in a few languages...for example #desing #diseño and other word maybe in italian. I definitely would use instagram to show your designs. Let the webpage in your profile and the rest is a bit of time and frequency. Good luck and let me know what you get.
Since your business is a visual site, I would start with the use of Pinterest as one of your social media channels. Hashtag and link all content back to your site. I would also be sure to tweet links and hashtags several times per day. You should also network with people who do things in related fields. Also, reach out to popular design bloggers and offer to do guest blog posts so that some of their following can cross over. Hope these basic ideas help!
SEO SMO and PPC is a greatest way to to drive traffic of a website ..
If you do not want to do paid marketing then you have to enhance social media engagement for driving driving traffic..
It all depends on your budget and the results you would like to get. Social media is a good start, viral content is a great plus...if your budget permits advertising online by interest targeting is highly recommended. The best you can do is combine all of the mentioned media and develop some system for example the ad goes on a landing page with strong call-to-action prompting people to subscribe or submit e-mails for more info, then to regularly send newsletters, promotions, etc. Hope it helps:)
Everyone below is right, SEO & a targeted PPC campaign would be your best avenues working along side an active social media marketing plan. The first thing I would do would be to check what copy you have on your source code & optimize your SEO before you spend any money then start up a facebook page & Pinterest board. - people like pictures so these are the fastest way to spread the word of your business.
What type of design gallery is it? Are you talking design assets? Ie vector files, photos etc or something else?
The first way would be to create a presence where people look for design inspriration, such as Smashing Magazine, or design-focused websites. Make a profile, be active, and start reaching out to like-minded people on these platforms. Also use social media to the fullest, and join groups that promote the same type of things you have on your site. Google+ can be great for this due to communities, and also Twitter for ease of getting new followers.
SEO can help you if you are trying to attract people directly to your site, although creative design is a very broad and popular term, and without considerable skill and time investment it will be hard to outrank existing design powerhouses
1) Make a video with your gallery
2) Search similar topics and trends in social networks
3) Post your video about your "Freebies"
4) Handle Q & A in the raising community
5) Your frontend must be ready for social media, SEO and analytics.
6) Make a awesome desing, UX and UI its very important
7) Drive the people to your website
8) Create a gamification strategy for engage, retain and build your own community
9) Make your month awards...the best, the top, the last, the worst, the most, etc..
10) Innovation, Improvement, Creativity your best friends.
You Can Do this things which helps you to drive traffic:
- Make Blog and Regular Post unique and informational blog
- Make Video and post in Youtube and other video posting sites
- Post in Social Bookmarking site atleast High PR site
- Regular show your activity in social media (FB, Twitter, Pinterest etc) and connected with other
- Do Some Good Forum
- REMEMBER When you submit in any site Just Check That site MUST relate with your product which you are offering.
All you need to do is promotional activities. Make your website more popular among all the fields. Use off page strategies like Directory, social bookmarking, forums, classifieds, guest and article submissions, news letter, press release and most importantly social media.
Another way to do it is to partner with other industry's authoritative websites. For example I am looking to work with design resource websites now. Can you tell me what is your website and can we have private discussion?